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Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo Review

Easy to miss despite its vicinity to Piazza San Marco, this Renaissance-Gothic palace is accessible only through a narrow backstreet that connects Campo Manin with Calle dei Fuseri. Built around 1500 for the renowned Contarini family, it is indefinitely closed for repairs, but its striking six-floor spiral staircase (bovolo means "snail" in Venetian dialect), the most interesting aspect of the palazzo, can be seen from the street.

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  • Address: Corte del Bovolo, San Marco 4299, San Marco, Venice, 30124 | Map It
  • Phone: 041/924933
  • Subway: Vaporetto: Rialto
  • Location: San Marco
Updated: 11-13-2013

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